• NCHS Social Studies Department - Mr. Michael Joshi  
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

    (College Board Approved)

    Grade: 12

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Course average of 70 in AP US History or 90 in American Studies or US History * and Department Approval

    Credit: 0.5 per Semester

    This course is designed to help students  develop a working knowledge of the important concepts, theories, and facts of American government and politics. Coursework is calculated to prepare students for the  Advanced  Placement examination and includes the study of public policy, government institutions, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, mass media, and civil rights. Political theory, and political beliefs, attitudes, and actions will also be addressed.

    Students will be required to complete the rigorous reading and writing expected in any Advanced Placement course in history or the social studies.